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Why hire tech talent in Ukraine?

Welcome! If you're here, you might be thinking of hiring tech talent from Ukraine with djinni.co or already be doing so.

This short guide, which should take about 15-20 minutes to read, will give you everything you need to know about the IT job market in Ukraine and tips to use djinni.co effectively to get quick and successful hires.

If you already have experience in hiring in Ukraine, you can skip to the next sections. If you don't have any Ukrainian people, this page will explain why you should hire tech specialists from Ukraine.

Why is it great to hire in Ukraine?

You save on salaries.

In Ukraine, tech talent salary expectations are much lower compared to the US or Europe.

These are approximate yearly salary expectations of specialists at various levels:


Software Engineer with 2-3 years of experience.


Sr. Engineer with 3-5 years of experience.


Staff Engineer with 5+ years of experience.

Our salary expectations calculator can help you find out what salary people ask for. It is frequently updated using our market data.

In Ukraine, the tax rate for IT is 5%, while it's 30-50% in the US and Europe.

Developers usually register as private entrepreneurs (PEs) and pay only 5% in taxes.

The government wants to support the tech industry, so they have created a straightforward tax system that benefits all people in the market.

Plus, the average salary for engineers in 2022 is $2,500 per month (this info is based on data from our platform).

The market moves fast, 2 weeks from the job offer to a candidate starting in your company.

The tech recruiting market in Ukraine is changing a lot. Candidates usually don't have to sign complicated contracts that need them to tell management 3 months before leaving. That's why you can quickly fill positions: 2-3 interviews each week, an offer to the person you want, and two weeks later they can start working for you.

EET is a great time zone to work with, so Ukrainian developers can join your remote team with ease.

EET is a convenient time zone for both European and American companies. After two years of COVID, over 90% of candidates prefer to work from home.

High quality technical skills and excellent English.

  • 60% of the 285,000 IT professionals in the market have been in the industry for more than three years.
  • 75% of them have intermediate or better English language skills.

You can find more info on the Ukrainian IT market here.